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Seeing sound, hearing light... welcome to synaesthesia | Danne Stayskal | TEDxSalem

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Published on Nov 17, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Danne Stayskal is a polymodal synaesthestic; she sees sound and hears light. In this talk she shares a classical guitar she modified with a computer, some LEDs, and some spare sound equipment to make the guitar light up in the same ways her my vision does - people can literally see Bach and Beethoven as she does. ASL interpretation by Koli Cutler.

Danne Stayskal is a data scientist, linguist, and AI engineer who creates tools to improve people's lives. She’s also an activist, artist, and a musician who’s passionate about using technology to help build connections between people in ways they can use and understand. Where synaesthesia causes her to see sound and hear light, her simulator inventions can help people see the world the way she does.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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